Absolutely Lovely (w/ teeny tiny growing pains) A review of Liberty Hotel
We were looking for a hotel to stay in for a last minute trip to Boston w/ two days to plan. Everything was booked and even the 3 star hotels were going for $300+/night. Then I found the Liberty Hotel which used to be a jail (haha!). At $275 a night for a five star hotel - it was a steal!
Beautiful and well preserved building! The lobby area is an interesting mix of the old architecture and modern sleek deco. Not big on the installation btw. the escalators - but that's personal - I'd have preferred water and plants there. Our room was in the tower (not the jail, darn!) and the view was part Charles River and part into a hospital. Nicely furnished as you can see in the picture. There's also a very spacious bathroom w/ a large tub and shower. Man, if my NYC apt. can be like this!!! Love the Molten Brown bath products and the treats at the mini bar. (There's even something for the adults. ;) ) Love how the hotel only opened two nights ago so we were probably the first to be in that room!
Everyone from the check in/out process, bell hop, concierge and housekeeping staff were polite and were eager to help. The location is convenient - across the street from the T, a few blocks from the high ways and so close to most tourist attractions.
My super teeny grips are:
1. WiFi in public area - I was told by one person at front desk that there was wifi in the public area for free, only to find out later that it wasn't set up yet;
2. Turn down service - Consisted of throwing the blanket on bed A onto bed B and one of the robes on to bed A. Then turn down the down comforter on bed A but not B - er.. what's the point?
3. The noise from the T and construction - It wasn't bad but you'll notice it the first few minutes. I've heard far worse noise from NYC traffic; and lastly
4. The hotel car - this is a wonderful amenity. Please install GPS tracking as most car services have or give the driver a cellphone so the bell hop station would know where it is and what's the estimated time of returning to the hotel.
Overall it was a lovely experience. Despite having access to a private club in the area, I'd still consider returning to the lovely Liberty Hotel.